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Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a recipe for cheese stuffed pumpkin shaped bites that are an easy crescent roll hack.

Cheese Stuffed Pumpkin Shaped Bites - Crescent Roll Hack

Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: pumpkin
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 9 minutes
Total Time: 29 minutes
Servings: 8
Calories: 121kcal
Author: Bella
These 3-ingredient cheese stuffed pumpkin shaped bites are easy to make. They are a great snack for Thanksgiving or Halloween. This pumpkin shaped cheese appetizer wrapped in Pillsbury crescent roll dough is a crescent roll hack you need to try!
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  • 1 Can Crescent Rolls  Pillsbury
  • 2 cheese sticks mozzarella
  • 4 pretzel sticks mini


  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F and line the baking sheet with parchment paper. 
  • Slice each cheese stick into 4 equal parts. 
  • Separate the crescent rolls and form them into balls. 
  • From the ball form, flatten them out and add a piece of cheese to the middle. Form the ball around the cheese. 
  • Take about 10 to 12 inches of twine, starting at the top and wrap it around the middle towards the bottom. Once you reach the bottom, cross the twine and go another direction, wrapping it back up towards the top. Twist it at the top and go back down, etc. Do this 3 to 4 times (no more than 4). Tie it off when finished. Repeat with all pumpkins. 
  • Place the pumpkins on the baking sheet and bake for 8 to 10 minutes or until lightly golden brown. 
  • Allow to cool for about 10 minutes before gently using the scissors to remove the twine from the rolls.  
  • Break the pretzels in half and put one in the top of each pumpkin, broken side down.


 Do not wrap the pumpkins too tight or it will be difficult to get the twine off the rolls and it will potentially rip the rolls. If it rips slightly, that’s ok as it doesn’t make it look bad afterwards.  
Do not make the cheese chunks too large or it will make it difficult to wrap the pumpkins evenly. 
Be sure there’s no hole where the cheese can poke through on the bottoms or sides. The cheese will melt and push through this hole and not stay inside where you want it.  
I have not tried this with biscuits as they normally cook up a bit less smoothly than crescent rolls, but it wouldn’t hurt to try. Frozen, rising dinner rolls are a good substitute for crescent rolls as well.  


Calories: 121kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 4mg | Sodium: 268mg | Potassium: 1mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 1IU | Calcium: 5mg | Iron: 1mg

The nutrition information provided are only estimates based on an online nutritional calculator. I am not a certified nutritionist. Please consult a professional nutritionist or doctor for accurate information and any dietary restrictions and concerns you may have.